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Ethics When Evaluating with Refugee Newcomers

Oct 23, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Rich Janzen
@Centre for Community Based Research
Rich has worked at CCBR since 1996, becoming Research Director in 2004 and Co-Executive Director in 2017. Rich sees research as a tool for social innovation and change - to find new ways of bringing people who are on the edge of society to live within community as full and equal members. Rich has an academic background in community psychology and religious studies. He is an adjunct associate professor at Renison University College at the University of Waterloo. Rich has been involved in many (over 130) community-based research and knowledge mobilization projects. These projects focused on a range of issues including immigrants and refugees, community mental health, disabilities, family support, and faith and justice. This breadth of work has involved multi-partner research initiatives, program and systems change evaluation, and needs assessment with direct policy impact. He is author of over 40 academic publications, 155 technical research reports, and presenter at over 70 conferences.
Carl Cadogan
@Reception House Waterloo Region
Carl is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Reception House Waterloo Region, an organization that welcomes and serves government assisted refugees (GARs) in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region. Carl has a strong multi-disciplinary background obtained in senior roles in the non-for-profit sector and in government. His career spans several areas of professional practice, including community development, human resources, immigrant services, fundraising and government relations. He is also the volunteer Treasurer of the Aya Afrika Foundation, providing support to children and youth in Ghana West Africa, and is the Treasurer for the London Black History Coordinating Committee, which organizes events and promotes activities for Black History Month in February of each year. Carl is also a newly elected Director at the Vanier Institute of the Family, a national organization, founded by George Vanier, seeking to understand families in Canada, family life, experience, expectations, & aspirations.
Ryan Huckle, M.A.
@Community Research Ethics Office Board
Ryan is the past-Chair of the Community Research Ethics Office Board, where he has been reviewing community projects for the past six years. He also serves as Ethicist for the Conestoga College Research Ethics Board, and works in Conestoga's School of Engineering as the Graduate Attributes Quality Assurance Coordinator. Ryan's varied experience includes graduate studies in the ethics of first aid and rescue, data collection in OLG casinos for uWaterloo's Gambling Research Lab, project work with KW's Community Foundation, and volunteer work for local non-profits in the Region.